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Events (100 years ago today): 1916 - Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasu V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zewditu I.
Births (50 years ago today): 1966 - Kit Malthouse, English accountant and politician
Deaths (350 years ago today): 1666 - Robert Hubert, French watchmaker (b. 1640)
Deaths (200 years ago today): 1816 - Sant? Ky?den, Japanese poet and painter (b. 1761)
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Undercover in Ancient Rome
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Counterfactuals in History
Who is your Historical Hero?
Compare and Contrasting the Rise of Dictators in Different Regions
JFK and the Diem Coup: To what extent was Kennedy responsible?
Kennedy and Latin America: The Alliance for Progress
The 1960 Election Campaign: The TV Debates and the Inaugural Address
JFK: Introduction and Overview
SOLO Hexagons: The Rise of Hitler
Model Essay: To what extent were conflicting views about Germany the main cause of the Cold War up to 1949?
Cold War Historiography